Sue Twyford

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 4th April 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 36

Sue Twyford

17:44 PM, 21st April 2020
About 6 months ago

End of Tenancy, Tenant's Belongings, Tort Law and "Lockdown"?

Reply to the comment left by BB at 21/04/2020 - 15:53
Ooooh, I feel very uncomfortable about your comment "waste any funds on Legal Advice"; that could be a false economy. You have indicated in your article that his communication has been "verbal" regarding his fixed tenancy expiry - there's always the possibility he won't actually leave and lull into a periodic tenancy. So what is there in writing with you/the agent that he is definitely leaving, anything in writing about him wanting you to dispose/sell his stuff? Please do talk to someone who understands this whole process - get in touch with "Possession Friend"... Read More

Sue Twyford

15:23 PM, 21st April 2020
About 6 months ago

End of Tenancy, Tenant's Belongings, Tort Law and "Lockdown"?

Hi BB, I think Rob Crawford's response of first option sounds reasonable, but get some legal advice as we don't have all the information/detail that you hold. If he's moved out but left his furniture, then talk to your council about his liability for council tax making the point of all his homestead still being in residence. Otherwise, charge him for the cost of storage as outlined previous responses. He's trying it on.......Good luck... Read More

Sue Twyford

14:39 PM, 21st April 2020
About 6 months ago

End of Tenancy, Tenant's Belongings, Tort Law and "Lockdown"?

Reply to the comment left by Russell Thomas at 21/04/2020 - 12:21
Hi Russell, I had a similar issue with a tenant who informed LA she had moved, but I was able to prove at least 5 items (that was LA criteria) of furnishings belonging to tenant remained in the property (incidentally, I also had evidence she was popping back & forth to collect bits - including a hamster ! ). The LA found in my favour. Check position with your council first, otherwise if she has renounced tenancy then check you can put her stuff in storage and send her the bill; get legal advice on this aspect to cover yourself as you mention she is a solicitor too.... Read More

Sue Twyford

14:47 PM, 18th February 2020
About 8 months ago

Tenant claiming £10k damages?

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 18/02/2020 - 13:46
Perhaps he's managed to secure some sort of 'legal aid' given he is a carer, so assume low income. So on what basis is he claiming £10,000? Surely not on lost income during the work? You've indicated you have paid all the repairs/maintenance, so where is he out of pocket to that value? He would have to prove that to a court - unless he is claiming for 'personal injury/damage to feelings' etc.... Read More

Sue Twyford

10:25 AM, 15th January 2020
About 9 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

So nothing to apply to social housing (housing associations, council housing), only us in the private sector? Why are they exempt ? (I know that is a rhetorical question)... Read More